We all miss in-person community right now, and feel the limits of gathering online. One of the silver linings of meeting on zoom this past year has been the fact that a number of GCF alumni have been able to join us from across Canada (and the world). It has been a joy that longtime GCFer Mike Walker can continue to be part of our community, and share his perspectives and gifts with us. This week he will offer reflections from his life experience and academic studies as a theologian of disability on our current situation. Here's Mike's summary of what we will talk about together:
Many of us in this community are church-goers, and all of us are discerning how we apply our graduate study or professional obligations to our spiritual life. The pandemic of SARS-COV-2, or COVID-19, has intersected all of our faith-journeys in a profound way.
Mike Walker is a theologian of disability, liturgist, and poet, and a long-time member of Graduate Christian Fellowship. This Thursday, join Mike and the rest of the ministry team as we encounter some significant research concerning church, community, and disability, discern how COVID has “changed the game” for members of church communities, and strategize about some ways that we can manage and mitigate the effects of the pandemic, both as friends of Christ and as lovers of Christ’s radical hospitality.
I hope you can join us this week.